Awards & Recognition

Mesquite Parks & Recreation is proud of our parks, programs and staff for their continued excellence. Our team's dedication and hard work has been honored with countless industry awards.



Tree City USA (1990 - Present)

The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission statement expresses its dedication to replanting damaged trees in areas of our nation’s forests and to providing new trees to help bring healing and hope to communities after natural disasters. They also provided the framework necessary for communities to manage and expand their urban forests...(read more).


The Lone Star Legacy Parks Designation (2021)

The City of Mesquite has earned the special recognition from Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS), as City Lake Park was one of only eight Texas parks honored in 2021 with a prestigious Lone Star Legacy Park designation. 

Construction on Mesquite’s City Lake Park began in 1947 after the property was donated by N. E. Shands...(read more)

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The Fields of Excellence Award (2020)

The Fields of Excellence Award Program honors outstanding athletic fields and the hardworking field crews who diligently maintain them. The Fields of Excellence Award Program was established in 1997 and has honored over 1,262 athletic fields from around the country since its creation...(read more)